Mobilizing Local and Traditional Knowledge on Fishing Livelihoods: Fishers’ Knowledge about the Impacts of the Pak Mun River Hydro Dam 20-25 February 2017

  • Tracking Change: Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance -- Global Knowledge Symposium Thailand 2017

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  • A global knowledge symposium was held in Thailand from 20-25 February 2017 in the city of Ubon Ratchathani. Research team members, including graduate students, community/partner representatives and faculty/academics (36 participants from Canada, 4 from Brazil, and 6 from Thailand) were hosted at Ubon Ratchathani University and in the local fishing village of Baan Kanpuay. The meeting created opportunities for presentations (oral/poster) by community members, students, academics, policy-makers and partners, placed-based learning about fishing livelihoods in the Ubon Ratchathani Province of Thailand (particularly related to the Pak Mun River Dam), critical discussion with the ultimate aim of mobilizing knowledge being created through Tracking Change... and strengthening the research network at a global scale. Symposium participants had opportunities to visit tourist and cultural attractions in Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani. This included aquariums, Temples (such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram Ayutthayya), restaurants, the Ubon Ratchathani University’s campus, the Pak Mun Dam, Bangkok’s Floating Market and more. Additionally, the Global Knowledge Symposium included a Homestay in the Village of Baan Kanpuay. Where participants enjoyed a night of traditional food prepared by local peoples of the community, as well as a Sai Sin Ceremony in the morning!

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